Monday, September 14, 2015
Healthy chocolate crackle slice
Snacks, snacks snacks! That's what we seem be needing a lot of lately. I guess moving really does work up an appetite!
And today is moving day! As you read this the truck will already be here loading our things and getting us ready to start our new family life in our new home.
For anyone who grew up in Australia you will be very familiar with the chocolate crackle, which featured at every birthday party and school fete as a kid.
These are a far healthier version from the Naughty Naturopath Mum who calls them anti-LCM bars. I have to admit my kids have never eaten an LCM and would have no idea what they are (yay!) so I just called it a chocolate rice bubble slice for them.
We don't usually buy rice bubbles either but half a bag came home with them from their sleepover down the coast in the holidays and frugal me didn't want to throw them, but also didn't want them to just eat it for breakfast because they would be starving again in 5 minutes.
These were SOOOO delicious. Chocolatey, caramelly, crispy and chewy and just plain good. Still a treat but one you can definitely feel good about.
Healthy Chocolate Crackle Slice or Anti-LCM Bars
From the Naughty Naturopath Mum
4 cups rice bubbles (puffed rice from the health food shop is better!)
2 cups desiccated coconut (check that it is preservative free)
1 cup rice malt syrup
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup raw cacao
Grease and line a slice pan with baking paper.
Place all dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix together.
In a small pan over medium heat, place the rice malt syrup and coconut oil and warm gently until it is smooth and only just starting to bubble. Pour immediately over the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
Tip the mixture into the prepared pan and press down well, smoothing the top as you go.
Store in the fridge and slice into bars when ready to serve (you can't store this out of the fridge as the coconut oil will start to melt as it warms up).